Marion has a total population of 31,320 and a student population of 15,426. Of these students, 15,345 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Indiana Wesleyan University is the largest accounting school in Marion, based on student population. In 2010, Indiana Wesleyan University graduated approximately 248 students from its accounting program.
In 2010, 403 students graduated with an accounting degree in Marion. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,496 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $972 for accounting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,770 per year, on average, for room and board at Marion-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,899.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Marion, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 27 accountants in Indiana were working in the greater Marion area. The number of accountants in Marion is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Marion is $29,220 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.